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Professor of Psychology
Division of Social Sciences
316-942-4291 ext. 2337
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Office: MN307


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Miscellaneous Information:

Dr. Greg Smith is a professor of psychology at Newman University. He is a clinical psychologist, with a degree from Ohio State University. His practice centers on mindfulness and ACT based interventions with individuals and couples, and he has worked with mental health professionals and clergy. He has been involved in mindfulness training formally since 1987, and taught mindfulness based stress reduction at the Durham VAMC in 1993-94. Now his major interests are in positive psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and transpersonal psychology and the psychology of religion. He came to Kansas in 1994, thinking he would only stay for a few years, but life and family had other plans.


Vanderbilt University
BS in Psychology (1987)
MA (1990) 

Ohio State University
PhD in Clinical Psychology (1996)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Positive psychology and interpersonal neurobiology
  • Mindfulness and trans-personal psychology
Research Interest:
  • Mindfulness and positive psychology anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pain management
Publications & Presentations:

Cacioppo, J.T., Uchino, B.L., Crites, S.L., Snydersmith, M.A., Smith, G., Berntson, G.G. & Lang, P.J. (1992). The relationship between facial expressiveness and sympathetic activation in emotion: a critical review, with emphasis on modeling underlying mechanisms and individual differences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 110-128.

Dunn, R.L., Schwebel, A.I., McIver, S.D., & Smith, G.B. (1992). Lay persons’ beliefs about the etiology and treatment of chronic mental illness. Unpublished manuscript.

McIver, S.D., Schwebel, A.I., Smith, G.B., Dunn, R.L. & Zwissler, M.M. (1994). Views of hospitalized severe mentally disabled (SMD) patients. New Research in Mental Health. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Mental Health. Smith, G. (1997, February). Mind Matters: delivering an interdisciplinary writing course. Presented at the 3rd National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Charleston, SC.

Smith, G.B. (2018, October). Social connections: self-care and well-being at work. Presentation for Kansas Association of School Psychologists annual conference.

Smith, G.B. & Rosenberger, P.H. (1990, May). The effects of self-focused attention on the induction of affect in depressed college students: facilitation or inhibition? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Smith, G.B. & Schwebel, A.I. (1995). Using a cognitive behavioral family model in conjunction with systems and behavioral family therapy models. American Journal of Family Therapy, 23, 203-212.

Smith, G.B., Schwebel, A.I., Dunn, R.L., & McIver, S.D. (1993). The role of psychologists in the treatment, management, and prevention of chronic mental illness. American Psychologist, 48, 966-971.

Affiliations / Community Leadership:
  • Licensed psychologist
  • National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists Psi Chi
  • National psychology honorary Association for Psychological and Educational Research in Kansas (PERK)
  • American Psychological Association
  • Sigma Chi, National scientific research honorary
  • Phi Beta Kappa, National humanities honorary
Recognition & Awards:
  • 2010-2011 Special Institutional Achievement Award
  • 2010-2011 James P. Mesa Academic Freedom Award
  • 1992 Sigma Chi, scientific research honorary
  • 1989 Phi Kappa Phi, scholastic honors society
  • 1987 – 1988 University Graduate Fellowship, OSU
  • 1986 Phi Beta Kappa, national honors society
  • 1983 – 1987 Dean’s Select Scholar, Vanderbilt University

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